ERIC Number: EJ609148
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: 0
Ethical Issues in the Mental Health Treatment of Gender Dysphoric Adolescents.
Swann, Stephanie; Herbert, Sarah E.
Journal of Gay & Lesbian Social Services, v10 n3-4 p19-34 1999
Examines ethical dilemmas arising when treating adolescents with gender dysphoria, discussing ethical and legal issues pertinent to treating any adolescent and highlighting gender dysphoric adolescents. Reviews legal decisions, existing data on adolescent decision making, and ethical principles for resolving complex situations. Illustrates ethical dilemmas involved in evaluation and treatment of these youth using vignettes of three gender dysphoric adolescents. (SM)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Counseling, Decision Making, Depression (Psychology), Ethics, Mental Health Workers, Sexual Identity
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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